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Politicians build their legends with bogeymen. Read More
Why is the Secretary of State making excuses for Elections Systems and Software (ES&S), the state’s voting machine vendor? Read More
Dear Editor: Attorney David Grubb is understandably embarrassed by the continued public exposure of his attempt to reap 20 times in attorneys’ fees what he was able to win for his “clients” in a minor lemon law lawsuit. Presumably, this … Read More
Billy Wayne Bailey
With oil reaching $70 per barrel and gasoline prices inching to $3 a gallon, we all are experiencing the far-reaching effects of America’s continued reliance on foreign oil. It is threatening our homeland security, shaking our economy and placing cumbersome financial strains on our citizens. To help liberate America from energy dependence, I believe West Virginia has the capacity to emerge as a national leader by using one of our most abundant resources to help meet the nation’s growing energy needs.
Dear Editor: Imagine the client coming to his lawyer’s office when the case is over. There is $150,000 on the lawyer’s desk. The lawyer hands the client $8,750. The lawyer then puts the remaining $141,250 in his pocket. This is … Read More
A dirty little secret of most media bias is that it is invisible. Hunt hard for that offending word or slanted sentence, but you’ll usually come up empty-handed. Read More
Harvey D. Peyton
Dear Editor: In your latest Our View (“No defense for the indefensible,” April 7), you refer to “cheap” efforts on my part to point out “unfairness of juries” and “incompetence of judges” as part of the current debate over West Virginia courts. You assert that no such claims have been made. Shame on you. Read More
Maybe they misread the invitation, but our state’s great debate over the fairness and quality of its justice system wasn’t supposed to be a masquerade party. Read More
Jeffrey T. Jones
Once again West Virginia is under attack by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the billion-dollar corporations that it represents. The charge? That West Virginia’s courts are the worst in the country.
Dear Editor: In keeping with your pledge to be objective, I am concerned about the bias contained in your recent article regarding the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear DaimlerChrysler’s misguided petition for appeal related to my clients’ recovery of $143,000 … Read More
Far be it from our role to make arguments for trial lawyers. But their response thus far to recent criticism of West Virginia’s courts — telling corporate critics to, in essence, shut up — is less than convincing.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia has made good strides in the past few years to improve its business climate and to help create opportunities for more West Virginians. Much of this good work has been accomplished because of the leadership and fortitude of our elected officials and because state residents have spoken up that “enough is enough.” Read More